Renton Monday-Friday except Wednesday afternoons
Covington on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM
Mary Lou Kopas, CNM, has a BA in Biology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a BS in Nursing from the University of Washington. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse at UW Medical Center while completing her graduate program in midwifery. After receiving her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Washington, she joined the Midwives Clinic at Valley Medical Center.
Mary Lou is active in the state affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) where she currently serves as secretary on the executive committee and member of the publicity committee. She is also the ACNM representative to the Washington State Perinatal Advisory Committee.
Mary Lou’s particular interests in midwifery include breastfeeding support, psychosocial challenges in pregnancy, and optimal care strategies for second stage, the pushing phase, of labor. She has presented on physiologic care in the second stage of labor at the regional AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing) conference and at UW Medical Center to obstetric residents. She also serves as a regular lecturer for the western Washington Perinatal Education Consortium (PEC) biannual series.
Mary Lou is married with two sons.